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Create Your Own Label [2014 Edition] Vol. 2: TOURNAMENT: 2/12/14

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  • TonyDubbz
    TonyDubbz Realest Nigga Livin' Regulator Guests, Members, Writer, Content Producer Posts: 19,261 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Some of y'all using Sion as a crutch, get creative 🤬

    Yeah man don't depend solely on Sion to design your covers, its cool to let him help out on say 1 or 2 but you should let your creative juices (nh) flow a little bit too you might discover a hidden talent in this 🤬 you never knew you had you guys... just believe in yourselves.

    @Yung$ i aint forgot about those covers bruh, I got you but then thats it.
  • 2CHAINZ
    2CHAINZ Members Posts: 222 ✭✭✭✭
    Mane all ya'll have talent those covers are beautiful.


    What label am I on mane?
  • TonyDubbz
    TonyDubbz Realest Nigga Livin' Regulator Guests, Members, Writer, Content Producer Posts: 19,261 ✭✭✭✭✭
    & no hate cause Sion gave me some covers too, but at the same time I've been designing my own.
  • TonyDubbz
    TonyDubbz Realest Nigga Livin' Regulator Guests, Members, Writer, Content Producer Posts: 19,261 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 2014
    Allergens wrote: »
    I did these on my own, Sion aint help me, Dubbs you gave me motivation when you clowned my originals...i took that and created these

    Lmao I wont even clownin em bruh, it did have that old school 90s vibe to it.. in a 🤬 but good way. I see you with these new ones though, they nice.

    I forgot Sion said he'd try to get some links to illustrator & drop a tutorial so that should help everybody who need help.
  • _Menace_
    _Menace_ R.I.P KOBE Bay Area Members, Writer Posts: 26,613 ✭✭✭✭✭
    The Rumors were false it wasnt Luda and Jeezy making an album


    its TIP and Jeezy

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  • Sion
    Sion Moderator, Legion of Trill, AHH Content Producer, AHH Editor Members, Moderators, Writer, Content Producer Posts: 45,666 Regulator
    This thread is dedicated to the Create A Label tournament thread created by @GovernmentCheese. This thread was made so that future players in the game (as well as aspiring rappers) could learn how to create dope covers for their labels.



    Ok making covers isn't as difficult as you think - with some of these programs you can do some really dope stuff. Now I'm gonna hold off of the gif creating tutorial b/c I don't want everyone to drop 101 animation covers, too much makes the price go down.

    Alright the first program I'll drop is Pixlr, this one MadSirius/Fy_HunnidMz showed me in the last tournament. It's helped me create a number of works early on either by adding touch ups or making covers entirely when I wasn't at my other laptop with Illustrator.

    Pixlr comes in 3 modes: Pixlr-O-Matic , Pixlr Express and Pixlr Editor.

    Pixlr-O-Matic allows you to upload an image and just change the color hue and add another effect to it. It's nice to use in the beginning but very limiting.

    http://pixlr.com/o-matic/


    Pixlr Express is a great tool for those who are are looking to do more advanced stuff. Everything uploaded is automatically converted to HD and it gives you the option to do things like adjust the focus of images, resize stuff, draw on them, smooth out, sharpen, blur, airbrush, liquify. It's a lot of stuff you can do. The effects part gives you the option to change the color effect of images making them more vibrant.

    http://pixlr.com/express/

    You can also play with the overlay which gives you the ability to change the texture of an image by simply choosing a texture. There are also borders you can incorporate into an image and template images but you wont need em LOLOL. You can also type on images too by selecting from a small sample of fonts.


    Pixlr Editor is one of the best joints to hit the net, it's ultimately the online version of photoshop (just the key commands are different). You can upload images or artwork you have and chip away or add stuff to it. I rarely use it since I don't like photoshop very much - I prefer Adobe Illustrator I think it's much more expansive than photoshop IMO. For those starting Pixlr is a great tool to use. It automatically adjusts images you make making them appear HD, and much much more.

    http://pixlr.com/editor/

    The real crown jewel of Pixlr Editor ? The Filter tab. There's sooo many dope ass designs you can create on there using it. So fiddle with it and see what comes up. Another cool perk with the Editor edition is the fonts you already have downloaded on your computer are uploaded into the program so you can do further changes. It's better if you use Pixlr Express to create your cover and then bring it to Editor to see what else you can add to it. The program also works in mobile and you can download to app straight to your computer or phone so it's handy.


    The last part I'll add here is this website:

    http://www.dafont.com/

    Dafont is a great source for fonts you can add into your covers. Any font your looking for they have it and they have it for free. And lastly, when you download a font and unzip it (if you use winzip), remember to click on the file that has the letter on it (it should be listed as ".tff" or something like that. Right-click and press install to install the font. You may have to restart the program you're using so it comes up.


    At the end of the day, get creative with it, try different things, these 3 programs are more than enough to use to come up with excellent works of art and album covers. If you have Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop and you also use those programs I listed in conjunction you can do some pretty potent stuff.
  • Sion
    Sion Moderator, Legion of Trill, AHH Content Producer, AHH Editor Members, Moderators, Writer, Content Producer Posts: 45,666 Regulator
    edited February 2014
  • Sion
    Sion Moderator, Legion of Trill, AHH Content Producer, AHH Editor Members, Moderators, Writer, Content Producer Posts: 45,666 Regulator
    A small tip: when creating covers using pixlr find an image of the artist you like and then upload it to pixlr and edit away. A good half hour of editing, fiddling with the "filter" and "adjustment" tabs and you should be put together some great pieces.

    Try different brush strokes as well. On Illustrator you can create your own brushes, you can do the same on Pixlr Editor with fonts and images to add a flair to them. The more creative you are the better album covers you'll be able to piece together.
  • yung$
    yung$ Members Posts: 1,445 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 2014
    @governmentcheese please see updated
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    presents:

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  • FyHunnit
    FyHunnit I'm Mad Members, Writer Posts: 9,699 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Impressive covers so far @Allergens. That Jean Grae cover is mean
  • FyHunnit
    FyHunnit I'm Mad Members, Writer Posts: 9,699 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Sion wrote: »
    A small tip: when creating covers using pixlr find an image of the artist you like and then upload it to pixlr and edit away. A good half hour of editing, fiddling with the "filter" and "adjustment" tabs and you should be put together some great pieces.

    Try different brush strokes as well. On Illustrator you can create your own brushes, you can do the same on Pixlr Editor with fonts and images to add a flair to them. The more creative you are the better album covers you'll be able to piece together.

    Some serious science dropped in here!
  • yung$
    yung$ Members Posts: 1,445 ✭✭✭✭✭
    working progress...........

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  • _Goldie_
    _Goldie_ ablackweb.com Members, Moderators, Writer Posts: 30,349 Regulator
    I mightve went to left field with the retro 70's style cover on the 3 stacks album lol, so i might change it...


    Draft cover for the upcoming Asap Rocky Album...

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  • IceBergTaylor
    IceBergTaylor The Spectacular Members Posts: 19,167 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Lawd please change the text
  • IceBergTaylor
    IceBergTaylor The Spectacular Members Posts: 19,167 ✭✭✭✭✭
    You can do better than that font right there
  • _Goldie_
    _Goldie_ ablackweb.com Members, Moderators, Writer Posts: 30,349 Regulator
    Its a draft my 🤬 , and this my first time doin this kinda 🤬 . And im still shittin on most yall 🤬 .
  • IceBergTaylor
    IceBergTaylor The Spectacular Members Posts: 19,167 ✭✭✭✭✭
    LOL wishful thinkin
  • SuperSoaker
    SuperSoaker Members Posts: 1,459 ✭✭✭✭✭
    NRA’s Lupe Fiasco Announces Album Plans

    The National Rap Association made its first major announcement today Chicago emcee, Lupe Fiasco, will release a triple album entitled “Earth, Wind, & Fire.” At the moment not many details have been released by the label but there is an official release date: February 27, 2014. Lupe has not released an LP since the critically lackluster “Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1” After being shelved by Atlantic Records, Lupe’s contract was bought out by rap CEO @supersoaker. No further details were released about the record.
  • TonyDubbz
    TonyDubbz Realest Nigga Livin' Regulator Guests, Members, Writer, Content Producer Posts: 19,261 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Ayo @Yung$ heres your 50cent cover
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    Thanks for the features.
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  • TonyDubbz
    TonyDubbz Realest Nigga Livin' Regulator Guests, Members, Writer, Content Producer Posts: 19,261 ✭✭✭✭✭
    LMAOOO ayo I'm just kidding bruh, im putting the real 🤬 in your inbox right now. Got damn im in tears over here, I just couldnt pass up that 🤬 up.. WOO
  • IceBergTaylor
    IceBergTaylor The Spectacular Members Posts: 19,167 ✭✭✭✭✭
    lmao!!!!!!
  • _Menace_
    _Menace_ R.I.P KOBE Bay Area Members, Writer Posts: 26,613 ✭✭✭✭✭
    That's cold Tony

    #CertifiedJackass
  • GovernmentCheese
    GovernmentCheese Members Posts: 2,976 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 2014
    TonyDubbz wrote: »
    Ayo @Yung$ heres your 50cent cover
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    Thanks for the features.
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  • Sion
    Sion Moderator, Legion of Trill, AHH Content Producer, AHH Editor Members, Moderators, Writer, Content Producer Posts: 45,666 Regulator
    My oh my photoshop is quite interesting..... I stay learning new things hmmm.... new cover work coming soon.......
  • SuperSoaker
    SuperSoaker Members Posts: 1,459 ✭✭✭✭✭
    New Season of Boondocks to feature Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul, and Schoolboy Q.


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    The highly anticipated return of the politically conscious cartoon “The Boondocks,” will feature some of hip-hop’s biggest up-and-coming artists. Leaked copies of the special one hour season premiere see Huey and Riley taking aim at the Grammys. Although specific details aren’t divulged, the outline finds Huey stealing the Grammy award from Macklemore and going to Compton to give the award to who he feels deserves it, Kendrick Lamar. K-dot will also be joined by his label mates Ab-soul, Schoolboy Q, Jay Rock, and Isaiah Rashad; all of whom will be voiced by their real-life counterparts. Will Huey be surprised at his favorite artist’s lifestyle? Can Riley hang with the gangsters in Cali? Will granddad scoop up some famous snow bunnies in Hollywood? All those who have waited for the return of this show cannot wait till these questions are answered.


    Rap label CEO @supersoaker released a statement about this opportunity for his artists: “This is probably one of the biggest honors for our label period. To be part of such a culturally significant television show is a huge deal. It shows that at the NRA we are trying to give more than music. We’re trying to extend our label to every sort of media. I’m also excited to say that the album title, cover art, and track list for Kendrick Lamar’s new LP should debut later this week. “


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